Move2Win Winners

Congratulations To Our Move2Win Winners!

Move2Win Winners

Firstly, we’d like to congratulate all participants for a great challenge. You definitely showed us you could move this past month of October!

We’d also like to extend a huge congratulations to our winning Move2Win club, FFC Old Town! Way to log those miles! And a congratulations to runner up club FFC Union Station!

Finally, we’d also like to recognize the grand prize winner and top performers of each club. Congratulations to Jonathan Douglas, of FFC Halsted Street, who was pulled as the grand prize winner from the top performers. Great job everyone!

Club Top Performers

  • East Lakeview – Annette Strenge
  • Gold Coast – Noel Troost
  • Halsted Street – Jonathan Douglas
  • Lincoln Park – Eric Acton
  • Oak Park – Jason Schvach
  • Old Town – Brittney Neice
  • South Loop – Chris Kucik
  • Union Station – Brian Schmidt
  • West Loop – Adam Hii
Lightened Up Thanksgiving

A Message From The RDs: Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving

Lightened Up Thanksgiving

Fall is in full swing, and the reality of food-related temptations has definitely set in. Hopefully your Halloween candy is out of the house, and the fridge is full of fresh fall vegetables in preparation for the next holiday – Thanksgiving! What better time to practice giving thanks for the food in front of us, and being mindful of what we choose to consume?

I asked the team at FFC Oak Park to share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and then I provided tips for how to lighten the calories, fat, and sugar in each. Happy reading!

Green Bean Casserole

Most families add cream of mushroom soup and crunchy, fried onions on top, adding so much fat and calories that the nutrients from the green beans is mostly minimized.

  • Lighten It Up: Make green beans the star of the dish, instead of hiding them in other ingredients. Steam green beans quickly to maintain nutrients, and then top with simple ingredients, such as lemon, garlic, and sliced almonds for crunch.
  • Nutrients in Green Beans: Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Fiber

Mashed potatoes and Gravy

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, another dish overcome by fat and calories. I always say “it’s not potatoes that are the problem, it’s what we do to potatoes that makes them unhealthy.”

  • Lighten It Up: Swap out white potatoes and enjoy the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes by combining them with cinnamon, pecans, and a little bit of brown sugar. Adding an egg can help the structure of the casserole, and also provide healthy fat to help your body absorb the Vitamin A in the vegetable.
  • Nutrients in Sweet Potatoes: Fiber, Vitamin A


Another Thanksgiving staple, yet full of carbohydrates and fat. Most of the fat comes from the turkey, which transfers to the stuffing as you you cook it inside the bird.

  • Lighten It Up: Slash calories by cooking the stuffing outside of the turkey in a baking dish. Additionally, try using a higher fiber bread (such as whole grain or sprouted grain) if you’re open to a new texture.
  • Nutrients in Stuffing: Fiber and other specific nutrients depending on which vegetables you include (think: onions, peppers, celery, and herbs!)

Pumpkin Pie

You may be too full to get off the couch, but it’s still hard to resist dessert.

  • Lighten It Up: Use the same flavors profiles found in lighter dishes and serve them in bite-size portions (great for tasting, but not overindulging.) Examples are adding pumpkin puree to an energy bite recipe, or oatmeal cookies.
  • Nutrients in Pumpkin: Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, other antioxidants

​No matter what you decide to consume on this holiday, make sure to remember and follow these hunger cues: eat what you want, when you’re hungry, and in quantities that your body needs.​


Chicago Sport and Social Club


We’re taking it indoors this season! For a limited time only, Chicago Sport and Social Club is offering $100 off Indoor Soccer team registrations at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch. Sign your team up by November 15 using the code “friendly”. Go for the goal and save some green!  

Visit for more information and to sign up. #ItsWhatChiDoes


Get Ready For The Holiday Season With Ortanic!


Save the orange for the leaves and pumpkins!  Custom Airbrush Tanning will highlight all your best assets to compliment your cooler-weather wardrobe (and get you ready for all those holiday parties.)

November Ortanic Exclusive: get up to 5 Tans in for just $100!!  (Regularly a $235 value!) Book your appointment now by visiting our website or call 877-678-2642.

*You pay $100 up front and may tan up to 5 times within 30 days of purchase.  Offer ends 11/30/15.  No two discounts apply.

Chicago Physical Therapy

Complimentary Injury Screenings for November By NovaCare

Chicago Physical Therapy

Prepare for the upcoming cold-weather months with one of our complimentary injury screenings! Visit any of the locations below at the specified time during the month of November.

  • Oak Park FFC – Nov 12 5-7 PM
  • Halsted FFC – Nov 17 1-3 PM
  • East Lakeview FFC – Nov 10 5:45-7:15 PM
  • Union Station FFC – Nov 18 12:30-2:30 PM
  • West Loop FFC – Nov 18 4:30-6 PM
  • South Loop FFC – walk in (Monday/Wednesday 7 AM – 7 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 AM – 8 PM and Friday: 7 AM – 3 PM
  • Lincoln Park FFC – walk in (Mon/Tues/Thurs 11:30-8 PM and Wed/Fri 7-3:30 PM)

Closed on Thanksgiving

Coat Drive at FFC

Donate to the Heartland Alliance Coat Drive! Nov 1 – Nov 30

Coat Drive at FFC

Share the Warmth!
This November, FFC will be helping to collect your new or gently used winter coats, snow boots, hats, scarves and mittens. We have partnered Heartland Alliance, the Midwest’s leading anti-poverty organization, to distribute winter clothing items to recently arriving refugee families. Please help make their transition to a new life in Chicago a little warmer.

Collection sites will be located in the lobbies of the following club locations: FFC Gold Coast, FFC West Loop, FFC Lincoln Park, FFC Oak Park. We will be welcoming items through the end of November. To learn more about the Heartland Alliance organization and mission, visit


Join the FFC Team at the CF Climb Challenge 2015


On Sunday, November 8 at 8 AM join the FFC team at the CF Climb stairclimb challenge! Sign up now to participate: FFC members enjoy free enrollment ($35 savings) in the 2015 CF Climb this Sunday, November 8 to climb up 58 floors (1,200 steps!) of the 300 N. LaSalle building while helping to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Register online at

There is a $200 fundraising minimum.

Seasonal Spa Special

Spa Specials: This Holiday Season, Spend Some Time on Yourself


Seasonal Spa Special

SAVE $30!  This month, spend some time on yourself before you get swept up in the holidays: members will enjoy our 90-Minute Vitality Massage Treatment for only $110 (regularly $140)

Our Vitality Massage Treatment effectively eases cold weather aches, increases joint mobility, and reduces pain and inflammation from exercise and overuse.

*Offer ends 11/30/15.  Both services must be received by December 15.  No two discounts apply.


attention members

Construction Update


attention members

The elevator will still be under construction through the month November.
The NYPR group will tentatively be finished with the modernization of this part of the building in early December. If needed, members should feel free to ask the front desk for assistance in being escorted through the residential tower to take alternate elevators up to the 2nd and 3rd floors. Please direct any questions to

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!

Welcome New Staff

Please join us in extending a warm FFC Family welcome to our newest staff additions to FFC East Lakeview!

Rimgaile Lukosiunaite, Personal Trainer

Humberto Vigil, Maintenance Technician


Prenatal Fitness Program Schedule for November


Join us in the Pilates Studio for exercises with a Pre/Post-Natal Specialty Certified Instructor and learn exercises that will:

  • Help reduce aches and pains
  • Provide stability and support for your baby
  • Manage healthy weight gains
  • Promote a healthier pregnancy and a swifter recovery after giving birth


  • Prenatal Pilates – Sundays at 11 AM
  • Prenatal Strength Training – Wednesdays at 6:30 PM


  • Members: $224 for 8 classes
  • Non-Members $304 for 8 classes

To register, contact Madeleine Hart at

Pilates Open House

Pre Turkey-Day Pilates Open House – 11/19

Pilates Open House

This Thanksgiving season, the ‘Pilates Posse’ would like to show their gratitude to the members of FFC East Lakeview by GIVING our members some pre-Turkey Day complimentary class on the Pilates apparatus. If you have never tried the Pilates equipment, then this is the perfect opportunity.

Join us Thursday, 11/19 for either 1 PM, 7 PM or 7:30 PM session in the Pilates Studio. Try something new – your body will thank you!

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to Jason Berkenstock, FFC East Lakeview’s November Member of the Month! We asked Jason about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

Membership at FFC means being fully and wholeheartedly committed to my personal health and well-being.   I have been in the very best physical condition since joining FFC when I moved to Chicago 3 years ago.

When at FFC you will find me…

On the treadmill, on the arc trainer, or with the free weights.  I love a good cardio interval session.  In addition, you will find me at least once a week training with John Beale.

I work out to…

Any really good beat on my iTunes. Or to the soothing sound of John Beale’s voice!


Boxing Bootcamp with Joe Dankowski


Come learn the skills of boxing and get a killer workout in at the same time! Participants will be taught how to properly spar and punch the heavy bag. $120 for 4 classes, $215 for 8 classes.

Class Times:

  • Tuesdays at 8 PM
  • Saturdays at 10 AM

For more information or to sign up for this boot camp, email Joe at

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!

Welcome New Staff

We’re extending a warm FFC Family welcome to the newest additions to our personal training staff. We’d like to introduce Amy Fanella, Christophe Le Nicol and Joshua Heinsz! Make sure to stop by and say hi during your next visit.

zombie zumba

Zombie Zumba – Saturday, October 31

zombie zumba

Dress in costume and join us in Studio 2 for a special Halloween 75-minute Zumba class on Saturday, October 31 at 12:00 PM. After class we will have snacks and refreshments available. A $50 FFC gift card will be awarded to the best costume!

Bright Pink

TGIF for Bright Pink – Friday, October 9

Bright Pink

Help us raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support for Bright Pink on Friday, October 9! Wear pink to your workout and help raise money for Bright Pink. We will donate $1 for every member or guest that wears pink to FFC East Lakeview on October 9. You can also donate to Bright Pink directly by visiting this link.

attention members

Construction Update: Elevator Reconstruction

attention members

Beginning next Monday, October 5 through December 4, the New York Private Residences will be doing extensive work to modernize and improve the elevator that services our health club. During this time, the elevator in our club will not be available for members to use. However, we will have access to take members who cannot use the stairs though the New York building up to the third floor. We ask that members who need to use the elevator please allow extra time during this period.

All FFC East Lakeview members will have access to any other FFC location during this time. For more information regarding this work, please direct your questions and concerns to General Manager Jason Hammers.

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to William Fox, FFC East Lakeview’s October Member of the Month! We asked William about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

FFC East Lakeview is my home away from home. The staff are terrific, the facility is amazing, and the classes are superb. FFC is a place that motivates me to stay fit.  

When at FFC you will find me…

Any number of places: in the pool, on the stationary bike, on the treadmill, lifting weights or in studio 2 for the Urban Athlete class with John Beale.

I workout to…

To maintain a high level of fitness and keep up with my triathlon training program. The other benefits are looking good and feeling good.


Move2Win Complimentary Session Calendar


Get yourself in motion and join us for a complimentary session to boost your mileage for our Move2Win competition!

Kick things off with a special M2W Kick-Off Challenge happening all day Thursday, October 1: the participant that logs the most mileage on Day 1 will win a $25 FFC gift card!

Then, take a look at our weekly events calendar for the rest of October!

  • Monday: Move It Mondays Cardio Workout Challenge (pick up at any time to complete on your own)
  • Tuesday: Pilates & Plyometrics from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: Pilates Chair Circuit from 9:30 – 10 AM
  • Thursday: Tread & Shred from 12 – 12:45 PM
  • Friday: Freaky Friday Zumba from 7 – 7:45 AM
  • Saturday: HIIT Bootcamp from 1 – 2 PM
  • Sunday: Sunday Runday from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Let’s Face It Facial Package

Summer is coming to a close and the change of seasons presents the perfect time to renew your skin from the damage of summer sun, heat, and humidity. Toxins in your body are excreted through the skin – which can leave you with impurities, discoloration, and fine lines & wrinkles.  Regular facials and peels assist in the regeneration of new skin cells and help to reverse the damage caused by nature’s elements, imbalanced nutrition, excess perspiration and other irritants.

4 Seasons Facial Package

Make a commitment to your skin’s health – purchase our new 4 Seasons Facial Package which includes four 60-minute facials, plus one FREE (5 total!) facials for $325*. Only $65 per treatment!

Fit For A Man Facial

Facials aren’t just for women – learn about the benefits of our treatments and take advantage of our Fit for a Man Facial for just $70* (regularly $85!)

*Offer Expires September 30, 2015.  No two discounts apply.


Also, ask us how to save $20 per visit on facials!


spa specials

75 Minutes of Summer Spa Special

FFC September Spa Offers
It’s that time of year again….the kids (or maybe you, too!) are headed back to school and the carefree days of summer have dwindled down to an end.  Or maybe you are finally getting back to the grind after taking it easy with half-day Fridays and beach vacations.  But hold on — it’s not over yet. Summer is a state of mind!  We’ve made a way for you to create some time for yourself AND still have plenty of hours left to take care of all your other day-to-day concerns.

Spend just 75 minutes in our spa, daydream about lazy summer days and let your body find the relaxation and tension free zone it deserves….our Signature Massage is designed to do just this.  Custom aromatherapy will ground your spirit, and therapeutic massage will work out the kinks in those tired, sore muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed. Try this 75 Minutes of Summer escape in September for just $89* (reg. $105).  
*Offer Expires September 30, 2015.  No two discounts apply.

kettlebell workout

Kettlebell Bootcamp

Beginning September 28, join us for a workout that will shake up your regular routine. Learn how to use the kettlebell to enhance and improve your workouts to help increase strength and build endurance. The class is designed for all fitness levels.

Bootcamp starts 9/28 and will run 8 weeks, every Monday and Thursday from 7 – 8 PM. Each weekly single day session is $215, or you can purchase both weekly days for a total of $430. Class will be held in the Community Room, participants will meet on the 2nd floor fitness area by the kettlebells. Contact Alena Scarver at to for more details and to sign up.

Children's Group Swim Lessons

Children’s Group Swim Lessons

Does your child need to learn to swim or do you want to them to work on improving their skills in the pool? Classes are enrolling now for our fall Children’s Swim Lessons. Enrollment forms and information available at our front desk. For more information about classes, email our Swim Instructor, Steve Thomas, at

Fall Session 1: September 12 through October 22

Fall Session 2: October 24 through December 10 (no class week of November 23-29)

  • Moms, Pops & Tots: 3:30-4:00pm
  • Beginners: 4:00-4:30pm
  • Adv. Beginners: 5:30-5:00pm
  • Swim Club: 5:00-6:00pm

Classes run Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Group Swim Lessons are $120 per session (6 weeks) or $25 per class for drop in rate.

Swim Club is $240 per session (6 weeks) or $45 per week for drop in rate.

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!


FFC East Lakeview would like to extend a huge “Welcome to the FFC Family!” to our new personal trainers Brook Sebek, Pedrag Ristic, Joey Gilmore, Brad White, Alex Rayburn and Joe Levita. Learn more and set up a free 30 minute consultation here!
We’d also like to welcome new Pilates Trainer Eileen Havlik, new Fitness Specialist Drew Holt, new Group Fitness Instructor David Hale, and new Member Services Representative Zeke Sprague! Learn more about our Group Fitness Schedule here. 

pilates classes

Fall Pilates Classes

Compliment your exercise routine with a Pilates session this fall! These classes emphasize strength and flexibility while using fluid muscle movements to correct and avoid muscular imbalance. Sculpt a lean physique and see great results. All classes will be held in the Pilates Studio. Classes are $120 for 4 sessions or $215 for 8 sessions. Contact John Beale at to register.

Pilates Reformer Groups

  • Tuesdays 7 AM with Justin
  • Tuesdays 7 PM with Joy
  • Wednesdays 9:30 AM with Joy
  • Thursdays 5:15 PM with Justin
  • Sundays 11 AM with Joy
  • Sundays 2 PM with Eileen

Pilates Force Fusion Class

  • Wednesdays 6 AM with Justin
  • Fridays 6 AM with Justin
matrix climbmill

Coming Soon: New Matrix Climbmill


The Matrix Climbmill boasts one of the toughest cardiovascular workouts on the gym floor! With 10″ deep steps, a sweat management design that directs sweat away from the user, ErgoForm Grips to allow you to stop, pause and change resistance easily during your workout and steps that lock at the lowest possible point for easy access, the Climbmill is truly unique in the stair climbing category.

Look for these additions to our facility and ask your personal trainer for more information about how to incorporate into your workout program. You can also learn more by watching this video.


Group Fitness Schedule

New Fall Group Fitness Schedule

Our new fall Group Fitness schedule begins Tuesday, September 8! Take a look at some of our new listings:

Double Spinning

This class is BACK on Wednesday nights with our newest instructor, David Zale! David will also be teaching a Thursday morning 6:00 AM Spinning class.

Iron Ride

Coming Thursday evenings with Erin Sneed! Tackle your cardio in our Spinning studio and then hit the weights for some strength training! Class is from 7:00-7:45 PM, followed by 7:45-8:15 PM FitCore!


Our newest format will be taught by Jen Dahl on Friday night from 7:15-8:00 PM. This is a barre class with bursts of intensity.

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Lakeview East Festival Of The Arts

Join the community for a weekend of art, music and food. For over 10 years, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has invited the neighborhood to one of the most popular (and unique) festivals in the city. The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts celebration will be held along Broadway, Belmont to Hawthorne from Friday, September 11 to Sunday September 13.

Member of the Month

Member Of The Month

Congratulations to Tony Fortier, FFC East Lakeview’s September Member of the Month! We asked Tony a little bit about his experience with FFC; his answers are below.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?  

Membership at FFC East Lakeview means that I can stay in shape and work out during the hours that best fit my schedule. The fact that you are open 24/7 during the week is fantastic for me.

Where can we find you at FFC?

When at FFC you will find me…. All over the gym.  I alternate my workout to include free weights, stair master, swimming and always finish with abdominal and stretching.

Why do you work out?

I work out to avoid buying new work clothes.  I really dont want to replace things that fit today.


FFC Athletes Race in USA Triathlon National Championships!


Several of Fitness Formula Clubs’ top athletes and staff raced in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, WI over the weekend of August 8-9, competing against over 5,000 of the nation’s top triathlon athletes. Below are the highlights from members of Fitness Formula Club’s TriMonster triathlon club who raced in the Olympic distance event:

  • 34th in Age Group – Matt Peterson
  • 92nd in Age Group – John Stender
  • 103rd in Age Group – Masumi Yoneyama
  • 105th in Age Group – Chris Navin
  • 114th in Age Group – Amanda Butz
  • 128th in Age Group – Lara Dugas

Just one day later, over 25 FFC athletes also competed across Lake Michigan at Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, finishing as the #2 team overall as part of the Ironman Tri Club competition, narrowly missing winning the team competition for a second time in three years!

FFC’s TriMonster triathlon team will be competing in several other major triathlons over the next few weeks, including the Chicago Triathlon, Ironman Wisconsin, and ITU World Triathlon Chicago. Be sure to come out and root them on with some FFC pride and support!

Want to join the team?  Contact if you are interested in racing or volunteering and follow TriMonster Triathlon Training on Facebook at  for more information on races and other upcoming events.


How To Maximize Your Mental Performance



Most days require us to be at the top of our A game mentally. Whether it’s writing the perfect maid of honor speech or preparing for a medical school exam, we need our focus to be at its peak.

Here’s how to get your head in the game…

Night before:

  • Treat yourself to a mini spa service. Spray on lavender aromatherapy body mist to relax.
  • Get to bed before ten. Sufficient sleep will help you retain your thoughts.

Morning of:

  • Start your morning w/ positive affirmations to set the tone for the day. My personal favorite: “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset”.
  • Walk it out. Go for a brisk 30-minute walk to get the blood flowing.
  • Add-on a mug of hot water w/ fresh lemon alongside your usual AM coffee. Here’s why: water comprises >75% of our brain, making it essential for mental clarity.
  • Hack your coffee. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon to enhance concentration + 1 tbsp of coconut oil to boost cognitive performance.
  • Load up on omega-3’s to boost memory. Make smoked salmon + avocado sprouted toast. Studies have shown that 25 grams of protein is ideal for breakfast as it helps with production of dopamine, the “focus and productivity” neurotransmitter.

Blog courtesy of Fitness Formula Clubs Registered Dietitian Jessica Dogert RD, LDN, CPT. Contact Jessica at

Member of the Month

Member of the Month


Congratulations to Clara Campbell, FFC East Lakeview’s August Member of the Month! We wanted to get to know a little more about Clara, so we asked her the following questions.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

It was apparent from day one that I made a great decision when I joined FFC. Throughout my years as a member the entire staff has always made me feel very welcomed here and offered a high level of customer service. The trainers I have worked with have been top notch, and given me every training tool and motivation I need to succeed with my training goals The fitness classes which I participate in keep me interested and motivated to be here. All of this has been a godsend in the effort to improve my mobility and strength following multiple knee and spinal surgeries. In addition, I have met wonderful people at the club and a few of them have become close personal friends.

Where can we find you at FFC?

I’m not one who likes to work out on motorized machines, so you will find me in a fitness class. While Zumba is my favorite, Hydro-fit is the heart and soul of my fitness regimen. The primary reason I chose FFC East Lakeview was to engage in a water exercise program. I totally credit Hydro-fit as the reason that I have been able to restore, condition, and reshape my body beyond my wildest expectations. With the increased confidence and unrelenting motivation in what I could do as a result my fitness regimen has expanded. Other classes I love to attend are Zumba, B.A.S.IC, and Restorative Pilates.

You work out to what?

Look good in a bikini at my age. In all serious, being in the best physical condition I can has helped a great deal in coping with some of the effects of chronic illness. When I’m working out at FFC I feel on top of the world.


Fun Run!



You’re in for one mind-blowing evening of FREE, prize-tastic fitness FUN when you join runners LIKE YOU for the nation’s BIGGEST group fun run at your Chicago Road Runner Sports retail store! Enjoy 60 minutes of FUN as you run (or walk) at your own pace & collect FREE raffle tickets along the way. Then meet new friends while scoring up to $3,000 in FREE raffle prizes!

So, grab your friends, family & coworkers & join the ADVENTURE… RSVP TODAY!


Grocery Shopping Tours


Plum Market and FFC have partnered to offer you Complimentary Grocery Shopping Tours Every Tuesday in August, 6:30 – 8 PM!

Join FFC Registered Dietitian, Jessica Dogert and gain hands-on experience in how to make healthy food choices throughout the grocery store. Plum Market Old Town Chicago, and the WineBar is located at 1233 North Wells, Chicago IL 60610. Click here to register. Space is limited.


Women’s Self Defense Seminar


Alpha Krav Maga Chicago in association with FFC would like to present to all FFC members a “Women’s Only, Dangerously Cute” defense seminar being offered at the Old Town FFC located at 1235 N. LaSalle.


Sunday, August 30th


$49.00 for Krav Maga & FFC Members

$59.00 for non-members


This seminar will teach woman how to defend against would be attackers, weapon defense, rape prevention and learn many of the advanced Krav Maga techniques used by today’s law enforcement and Israeli Defense Forces.


We encourage all women to come and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from unwanted situations that we never expect.


Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. Call 847-279-2780 or 312-474-0210 to reserve your spot.


August Spa Specials


Life In Balance

Therapeutic massage and clinical skin care are essential complements to your physical fitness and wellness. The Spa at FFC commends your commitment to finding the balance in your life on a daily basis.   Summer Exclusive: Receive two 60-minute massages, or one 60-min Massage & one 60-min Facial for just $149 (reg. $180).

*Both massages/facials in package must be used within 60 days of purchase by one individual; non-transferable. Offer expires 8/31/15.


Spaaalapalooza Events

Receive any spa service of $25+ this month and get $5 back in Spa Bucks.


Refer a friend and we’ll give you $10 in Spa Bucks!*


Plus! 15% off Brazilian or Back Waxing, Monday thru Thursday

Stop by The Spa or go to and reserve your appointments today.


* You may refer as many friends as you like but max Spa Bucks for referrals in August is $30. Must provide a valid email address.


Chicago Sport and Social Club


In Chicago, we work hard and we play harder. Whether playing in our sports leagues or coming to an event, we’re proud to have you on our team. Check out one of our upcoming social events or get your team registered for Fall leagues before they sell out! Our Fall League offerings include: Flag Football, Softball, Indoor Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and many more! Chicago Sport and Social Club…it’s what Chicago does.


Complimentary Injury Screenings by NovaCare

novacare-best-chicago-gym-physical-therapyDid you know NovaCare is located inside seven of our nine clubs?

During an injury screening, you can let them know if you have something major or minor, and they’ll assess you to let you know if there are things you can do on your own to improve, or if it’s serious enough to require further attention. Please don’t be shy! Stop by their table in the club during one of the following demonstration times, or stop in during normal business hours for a complimentary consultation.


FFC Oak Park Tuesday, September 8, 5 – 7 pm

FFC Union Station  – Wednesday, September 23, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

FFC West Loop – Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 – 6 pm


Stop into these locations for a walk in anytime during normal business hours!

FFC East Lakeview

  • Come into the clinic any time to sign up and be seen within a day!

FFC Halsted Street 

  • Come into the clinic any time to sign up and be seen within a day!

FFC Lincoln Park 

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday11:30 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday/Friday7 am – 3:30 pm

FFC South Loop 

  • Monday/Wednesday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 3 pm